Sunday, May 09, 2010

From Mousie to Mau

Some readers may remember the forlorn little feral kitten that I decided to look out for in 2008. I guarded his food dish so he could eat without the bigger cats knocking him out of the way. Eventually he climbed up on my lap one day. In November 2008, he received vet treatment necessary to bring him indoors. He weighed less than three pounds, but rapidly began to gain weight (and attitude).

I was calling him "Mousie" for his diminutive size and meek demeanor at first, but lately his main nickname is "Mau."

Today I was looking up "Mau" online and to my surprise found out it is the Egyptian word for "cat." So here is my big old Mau, hamming it up for the camera!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww... beautiful! Big handsome boy.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mau is lucky - and I am sure knows it.

How does it feel to have your life run by Mau?

9:29 AM  
Blogger Colleen Gibney said...

Bernice--in Chinese, "mao" (first tone) is also "cat".

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I have Mau's cousin at my shop. First there was 1. He was a beautiful long hair who was taken to a rescue group to find a home. Now his sister is here. A beautiful short hair with a big mouth. She loves to MEOW! and sit on your shoulders and purr and purr in your ear. Adorable. And she needs a loving home.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think in northern Greenland Mau means "Hey let's go out for some pizza and rootbeer, i am getting so sick of this ice storm"

11:27 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Aw ...he's so beautiful!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Dottie Gutenkauf said...

As long as he doesn't become Chairman Mao, you're safe! Remember the truth about cats...

8:17 PM  

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